Today's News

  • The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.


  • Ben Carson and Sharia Law

    By Bob Cornell
        Ben Carson has come under fire for his non-political correct statement.  ”I would never support any person as President who supported Sharia law, or any Muslim who failed to denounce Sharia law.  Sharia law is antithetical to our Constitution and our freedom.” 
        Let’s go beyond 60-second sound bites to understand the reasons for Carson’s statements.

  • Popular Pope Francis storms the U.S.!

        Not even the death of a legendary baseball player or the resignation of the powerful House Speaker could top last week’s truest history-making event: the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, world leader of Catholics.
        Never before has a Papal visit generated such excitement, as millions of Americans attended or watched on television as the Pope stopped in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York.

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • Events Cancelled and Game Changes

    Sports Editor


    Liberty high school

    Cross Country Meet canceled today at Falling Creek Park

    Bteam and JV Football has been moved from Oct. 1, to Monday, October 5 at 5:30pm/7:00pm

    Varsity Football has been rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 2 to (tomorrow) Thursday, October 1 7:00pm..all homecoming activities have been moved to Friday, October 23 vs. Brookville - it will also be our pink out night

  • Cold and rainy Blacksburg Invitational

    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Staunton River participated in the Blacksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.
        Only 10 schools participated in the girls and boys varsity runs on the rainy morning.
        The Lady M-men came in 8th place with a total of 215 points. The top two runners for Liberty came in 15th and 54th place overall.  Alexis Mattson came in 15th place with a time of 21:47. Kylene Flynn finished with a time of 25:53.

  • Local teacher being inducted into JMU Hall of Fame

    Sports Editor

        Jennifer Cuesta Putney, a local teacher at Bedford Middle School, is being inducted into the James Madison University (JMU) Hall of Fame.
        Putney played on the JMU women’s soccer team for four years. She helped lead the team to a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship and two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) appearances.

  • New London Academy Color-A-Thon

    Sports Editor
        A cold wet rainy Saturday for some means curling up with a blanket and a book or television show, however, for the New London Academy Elementary School it meant time for fun fundraiser Last Saturday.
        Rain didn’t stop the Color-A-Thon from happening. The New London Academy Elementary School held its first Color-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 26. “It has been our biggest fundraiser yet,” said PTA member Abby Wilson.

  • Jefferson Forest moves to 4-0 in District

    Sports Editor

        It was a struggle at first but in the end Jefferson Forest carded another Seminole District win in action against Amherst last week.
        The Lady Cavs came out strong in the first two sets, but struggled in the third and fourth. They finally got the win in the 5th set against Amherst.

  • When it rains it pours

    Sports Editor
        The Liberty M-men were unable to catch the Rustburg Red Devils running game last Friday night. The Red Devils went on to win the game 47-14.
        Things don’t always go as planned during a game. “Right now I think we aren’t doing a good job of overcoming negative things in a game,” said Liberty Coach Chris Watts.